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Wine of the Week – Groote Post

April 3, 2018, Author: Hello Joburg

The team at Groote Post have been winning awards left right and centre, and to be honest, it’s really no surprise Hello Joburgers – and is also no surprise as to why their wines are our Wine of The Week. Well, we should say wines, as we really battled to choose just one!

This historic family estate is beautifully located in the cool-climate Darling Hills and late last year was the recipient of a golden hat-trick at the 2017 Gold Awards, winning Gold for their Sauvignon Blanc 2017, The Old Man’s Blend White 2017 and The Old Man’s Blend Red 2016. They are all equally delicious, hence not being able to choose just one.

Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Groote Post have become well known for this varietal, since their maiden Sauvignon Blanc was launched to high acclaim in 1999. The 2017 vintage of Groote Post’s popular Sauvignon Blanc is a beautifully crisp wine, perfect for hot summers days, and offers up fragrances of white stone fruit and a touch of asparagus rounds it off.

The palate has great length, showing green fig and gooseberry flavours and retails for approximately R 92 a bottle.

Old Man’s Blend – White 2017

The Old Man’s Blend range came into being in 2001 at the special request of Groote Post’s ‘Old Man’, Peter Pentz, who asked the family to blend him a red wine to enjoy as his winter evening tipple. The enormous popularity of The Old Man’s Blend Red established a Groote Post tradition, with The Old Man’s Blend White subsequently added to the range.

This fresh Sauvignon Blanc-based summer wine, with Chenin Blanc and Semillon, is quite tropical and offers one a fresh acidity that has a slight hint of guava and green apple flavours. It retails for approximately R 71 a bottle.

Old Man’s Blend – Red 2016

This is a unique blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Cabernet Franc and has hints of cherry, mulberry and cedar wood notes that run through it. The wine is soft on the tongue and mouth and ripe tannins give it an elegant finish. This one retails for approximately R 75 a bottle.

 

 

Happy drinking, Hello Joburgers.

Find out more about Groote Post and their wines here…

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